Throwing for History

Vulcans Quarterback, Noah Mitchell, breaks the record.



Vulcans Quarterback, Noah Mitchell, broke the university’s passing touchdown record.

Jonathan Sakaguchi, Sports Editor

At the season opener, the California Vulcans took on the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons in a classic football rivalry of two old regional foes that kicked off the season once again. Those who are lucky enough to play sports get to tell stories of games and teammates, or of winning championships and great playoff runs. However, there are a few athletes who get to set collegiate records.

The Vulcans’ Quarterback, Noah Mitchell, in the 2022 campaign had tied the school record of 69 touchdowns passes set by Josh Portis in 2010. The first drive of the game for the Vulcans was a quick 3-yard pop pass to the Vulcans top target, Jaquae Jackson Mitchell. This would not just break the record that evening, but Mitchell would shatter it as he went on to throw three touchdown passes in the game.

Mitchell has a lot more football to play this season as he has at least 11 more games to go in the 2023 season. Mitchell now holds two of the three all-time passing records. This season, the Vulcans are on track to set a new passing touchdown record. Mitchell needs less than 500 passing yards to break the record of 8680 yards.